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at science fiction becoming tomorrow's reality. >> governor brown visited the google headquarters to sign a bill that allows a global driverless cars one step closer to our roads. >>pam: a few other new laws signed today. a new plan for state parks in the wake of plant closures and the scandal. those stories and more coming up at 5:30 p.m.. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow. you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah, blah, blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no, we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver. only from at&t u-verse. get a free wireless receiver with a qualifying u-verse plan. rethink possible. >>dan: we are following breaking this tonight, reggie kumar is live on the scene in oakland where a pregnant woman was injured in a shooting. >>reggie: we're hearing reports that a pregnant wom
saying we ought to be reality-based and science-based. we need to go back to a science and reality-based approach to policymaking. and by the way, i sit on the armed services committee and who leads the fight on the climate change in a smart and 21st century way. it is the military because they know that energy security will benefit us. that there will be environmental benefits and that the job creation will help get our economy back. >> jennifer: they're defending our country to make us independent from foreign oil too. it is lives in our military. i gotta go. but senator i just so appreciate you joining me inside "the war room." you're thoughtful. you're a battler for the things that are important. hopefully we can get you more help after the election. thanks for joining us. >> thank you. >>. >> jennifer: up next, the president has numerous foreign policy achievements that he can claim. but what about mitt romney's foreign policy credentials other than insulting the british at the olympics? and there's a ne
robotic claw. my high school science teacher made me what i am today. our science teacher helped us build it. ♪ now i'm a geologist at chevron, and i get to help science teachers. it has four servo motors and a wireless microcontroller. over the last three years we've put nearly 100 million dollars into american education. that's thousands of kids learning to love science. ♪ isn't that cool? and that's pretty cool. ♪ isn't that cool? and that's pretty cool. sleep train's inveis ending soon. sale save 10%, 20%, even 35% on a huge selection of simmons and sealy clearance mattresses. get 2 years interest-free financing on tempur-pedic. even get free delivery! sleep train stacks the savings high to keep the prices low. but hurry, the inventory clearance sale is ending soon. superior service, best selection, lowest price, guaranteed. ♪ sleep train ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ 7:16 a.m. and take a look at the weather elsewhere. there's a twist so yesterday. it rips through a small town that was outside of st. louis. it brought strong winds that were strong enough to blo
communities stronger. ♪ now i'm a geologist at chevron, and i get to help science teachers. it has four servo motors and a wireless microcontroller. over the last three years we've put nearly 100 million dollars into american education. that's thousands of kids learning to love science. ♪ isn't that cool? and that's pretty cool. ♪ blah, blah, blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no, we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver. only from at&t u-verse. get a free wireless receiver with a qualifying u-verse plan. rethink possible. >>> welcome back. time now 6:25. uc berkeley the latest college campus to get a fake bomb threat. suspicious call came in a bomb was on campus. they searched all day and nothing came up. now in the past couple of weeks other schools like ones in ohio, texas, tennessee they all received threats that turned out to be false alarms. >>> idaho fisherman made
. she says she was molested by a science teacher when she was 14 years old, then confided in that teacher on the screen, her p.e. teacher, she began stalking and sexually assaulting her. that teacher is serving an 8-year sentence. then another student was allegedly raped by the same science teacher in 1990, was brave enough to write to the school district detailing that abuse in 1994, even gave her name as her phone number and then she learned that letter was basically ignored. so she realized if the district had done the things it was supposed to when it learned of the prior incidents one of her attackers would not have been around when she attended the same school. >> that letter just broke my heart. i felt like first of all i felt really proud of whoever that girl is, then second of all i felt like what happened to me could have been stopped. and i want kids to feel like if they are unsafe that they say something that something will happen. >> the lawsuit alleges negligence, conspiracy to commit fraud and intentional infliction of emotional distress. this is a civil sui
're the -- >> are they luddit, anti-science? >> i think if they're convinced, as many of them are, that science is being used as a conspiracy to take away their freedom and take away their dependence -- >> i saw that movie, it's called "planet of the apes" and it wasn't a comedy. >>i're a ln to -- we watch fox, we listen because have you to cover the wholspectrum as a reporter, that's the -- that's the message that you get. that the scientists and the bureaucrats are combining to rob us of our freedom. >> so it's basically a fear, ar vein take a look at this number though. the infamous birther question. was the president born in the united states? unounstie to be born here to be president. ohio republican primary voters, people who voted already this year, 37% don't think barack obama was born here. just 2 in 5 say the president was american born and, therefore, a legitimate president. when you ask the president's religion, this gets scary. a majority of all voters don't take him at his word. just 49%. rin,ch is what he saysy he's he is. and 30% of republicans and 34% of conservative republicans say obama is
at citibank. my high school science teacher made me what i am today. ♪ now i'm a geologist at chevron, and i get to help science teachers. it has four servo motors and a wireless microcontroller. over the last three years we've put nearly 100 million dollars into american education. that's thousands of kids learning to love science. ♪ isn't that cool? and that's pretty cool. ♪ for the first time in years a san francisco resident has contracted the west nile virus. is an unidentified man they know that he did leave the city limits before he got six so sampras's the department of health is not sure if he contracted the virus here in san francisco or somewhere else in the bay area. they say he didn't develop encephalitis or swelling of the brain and now he is recovering at home. california health officials had tested several workers at the california national park to see if they were exposed to the deadly mouse born hanta virus. most people that spent time at the park this year have been infected with the virus. most of them say the signature tent cabins and curry village. three of those pe
. meet tom, an appraiser for 26 years. he said it's part art, part science. >> what kind of improvements have you made to your home in the recent past? >> a lot. >> reporter: remember that out of control office? now, all business. the cluttered kitchen, cleaned up. and the old facet, updated. and the living room, now spare. the old set, replaced with state of the art. but could those little changes really pay off? remember, the last appraisal came in at $190,000. the new appraisal? >> oh, good. >> that's a lot better. >> reporter: $214,000. a $24,000 increase. >>> and they were such good sports, they did everything on that seven-page to-do list. and it paid off. remember, we spent $1600. for every dollar they spent they got $15 back on that appraisal. so it's a good lesson. the first appraisal, not the final word. the important thing here, don't panic. >> and what about prospective buyers? >> the house is still for sale, but they have people coming over and importantly coming back for a second look. >> good luck to them and thank you so much sharyn. >>> and coming up. are we looking at a
for a politician. >> bill: jerry brown. >> we're looking at science fiction becoming tomorrow's reality. a self driving car. >> bill: i would be scared to death to know that there is a self driving car -- >> you can ride shotgun and drink. >> i love it. >> bill: take me home, please. >> i mean, could you drink if the car is driving? i would imagine not. >> no that has to do if there is an open container law in the state. but i think it's a cool concept -- >> bill: yeah in science fiction books. >> it could be cool. >> bill: how does it work? >> it uses gps -- >> bill: so you punch it in -- >> yeah. >> bill: think of all of the things that could go wrong. i'm driving down the baltimore, washington parkway yesterday, and there is a deer in the road. how is that freaking car going to see that -- >> in theory there is radar on the front bumper -- >> but when it screws up you say fickle non-driver. [ laughter ] >> you have to have some faith in science. >> bill: i have faith in science. i open the airplane windows like romney. [ laughter ] >> bill: neil king is with us and el
at 8:30 eastern, the political science professor at norfolk state will focus on the history of the african american vote in virginia. we will also be joined by the editor in chief of the washington monthly to discuss a recent article in the magazine examining the consumer financial protection bureau. "washington journal" is next. ♪ host: this wednesday morning we would love to hear your take on foreign policy. specifically on what the governor -- former governor massachusetts, mitt romney, and president barack obama had said yesterday. specifically yesterday said -- specifically we want your general level confidence in each candidate on the area of foreign policy. here are the numbers to call. for democrats, 202-737-0001. for republicans, 202-737-0002. for independents, 202-628-0205. if you would like to take part in the program, there are different ways to do that. twitter.com/c-spanwj,an.o facebook.com or e-mail at journal@c-span.org. "the baltimore sun" encapsulate the speeches yesterday. they pointed out that president barack obama made an impassioned defense of the ex
measure education, united states is not number one, math, science, engineering, any of these, we are not. we are not in the top ten in most. there's a whole perception. to me, it's similar to the united states in the late 1980s a that we're on the decline. we're a civilization whose days is past. i don't think that's the true case, but as you pointed out, perceptions matter a lot, and that's the perception. lou: is there a perception, as well, that governor romney can change it? >> well, i hope so. lou: that could be his political fortune and the fate of the nature. >> i wish he'd learn how to talk to women. if he could say, do you have any college age kids? guess what, half will not get a job. they will all have student loans they can't repay, but he's not talking to people in that way. lou: i'm not sure i can help him in all how to talk, but i can give a few tips on listening. thank you very much. >> thank you. lou: up next, one of the enduring images of the so-called occupy demonstrations. california students pepper sprayed at an apparently peaceful protest, other than the pepper spra
. if you have an opinion, you better back it up. >>eliot spitzer takes on politics. >>science and republicans do not mix. >>now it's your turn at the only online forum with a direct line to eliot spitzer. >>join the debate now. >> eliot: this week marks the annual clinton global initiative conference featuring speeches and panels from some of the most prominent panels in the world. one of those panels was titled women in the economy. joining us now is sheri blair who has had a distinguished career in england, and is the developer of your foundation. thank you for being here. >> it's delightful to be here. >> eliot: give us a scope of your foundation. >> we try to help people particularly in the middle east africa, and asia expand and grow their businesses so they can help themselves their families, and the wider community. i strongly believe a woman who has economic power and has her own money also has a voice in the community. >> eliot: so this is part of a larger social transformation that you believe will follow if the role of women is fundamentally alter
science center. that is a little deceiving. about 10 degrees cooler in the suburbs. we have dipped into the 40's this morning. 47 in randallstown. 48 in columbia. the forecast for today -- sunshine and a few clouds. my son mount this afternoon after a chilly start. high temperatures -- 74 this afternoon after a chilly start. afternoon after a chilly start. denny's everyday value slam is four dollars every day. wait, is that right? eggs, bacon, pancakes. yeah. that's right. the four dollar everyday value slam. only four dollars every day. only at denny's. roads and check for problem spots to avoid. weather and traffic together. >> a look at your tuesday morning to meet. the roads are shaping up to be very good. 60 miles by out on the north side that we did to the park belt region. as we check into 95 coming out of the northeast towards the beltway, on average about 62 m.p.h. traveling southbound. 59 on the west side outer loop. on the beat of a parkway, 62 just past 100. so far, i 70 living without delay towards the beltway. a live in view of traffic. the harrisburg first way i york
called those science fiction becoming tomorrow's reality. >> they're closer to becoming reality than you think. abc's jim avila has taken one for a test drive. >> reporter: you've seen this, cars that slam on the brakes before you hit a pole. but here's something you have never seen. the car of the future. making the driver totally unnecessary. no hands. google's working on one. and the federal government is sponsoring a field test in ann arbor, michigan. with cars that automatically swerve past accidents and alert you to oncoming hazards. now, this at general motors test track. i sat in the driver's seat when this car stayed in its lane. it stopped on its own when a car driving 30 miles an hour slower, pulled in front of us. >> we can see the day when cars avoid collisions. >> reporter: it's on a dream, since george jetson sat in his flying car. >> the vehicle can take complete control and take you to your destination in comfort and safety and security. >> reporter: this prototype used radar, cameras and gps to drive itself. feet off the pedals. can look away. don't do this at home. at
is taking credit, he wants to spend more taxpayer money on infrastructure, math and science, ashley, where people who buy it. ashley: what's interesting is that he has managed to frame this, if you like by blaming the rich people who are just not paying their fair share. be gaining some traction. >> we have written a lot about this. it is a claim that he repeated in this advertisement. he said let's reduce the deficit by $4 trillion and raise the taxes on the wealthy. that means nothing in an economy where we would be running more than $1 trillion the annual deficit. mitt romney needs to come out and just do the arithmetic for people. the average american understands state of this economy. the banks on wall street monday doing good,. ashley: case in point. ohio, which is a very important swing state, if you look at their personal income since december 2007, it has risen a whopping 2.1%. in nearly five years. mr. obama has a lead not. >> yes, the pools are an open question. i don't buy it, but i'm not a professional pollster. i think we do raises another interesting point. which is what thi
. >> science, technology, engineering, art and math. >> hey, do you do "gangnam style." >> what does that mean? >> gangnam sfooil? >> psy. the horse dance. >> the horse dance. >> you got it. >> like that. >> there we go. >> oh, yeah. oh, yeah. ♪ >> almost as good as david gregory. >> you name, it elmo can do it. >> there we go. >> that was fantastic. >> let's talk about -- did you read the "new york times." >> yeah, "new york times." there's an article that the word really is overused. >> really? >> really. >> really. >> a whole article devoted to, that really? >> really. >> it used to be kind of like that's surprising, but now it's that snarky really? >> really. >> really. >> it has been overused. by the writers and shows to make that kind of funny turn. it has been a little overused. what are some other -- i'm actually thinking of like, you know, like. >> like, and, you know, i'm a complete offender. >> seriously. >> serious ly. >> really? >> what words are overused? >> elmo loves overusing love. >> oh. >> you can't overuse that word. >> you can't overuse it too much. >> and hug, too. >> o
anything to do with the satellite glitch in the michael sync report. we want to give your science geek viewers an update what is going on. you are among our most favorite viewers by the way so here's an update. nasa rover curiosity that landed early last month is making pretty big progress. curiosity using the robotic arm to a martian rock. first time that happened according to scientists. a laser on the end of this arm we're looking at in this picture zapped the rock and analyzed its composition. and then the rover took off on its longest drive, so far, 140 feet, which might not sound like a lot but this is taking place on mars, folks. of course the big work still lies ahead. the rover slowly but surely making its way to the foothills of a giant mountain, mount sharp. about six miles from where the roof very is right now. there is belief there is evidence of water at the base of that mountain that water once existed there and perhaps that could mean life once existed there too. the rover could start making its way toward mount sharp by the end of the year. we'll keep you posted on the
problem with things that are preventable in health care. areason's i got into this of the science of medical mistakes -- ever since i got into this area of science of medical mistakes, people have come up with all kinds of stories. people come up after conferences and it is almost as if somebody has a story of somebody they know or somebody they love. host: who is responsible? guest: i think there are no villains in this game. i think everybody is well intended. we have an opportunity for hospitals to increase the level of accountability by disclosing their patient outcomes. doctors' groups have come together and endorsed great ways to measure hospital quality. 2,000 track them at the patient level. do we think the public has a right to know about the quality of their hospitals? host: haven't we been tracking outcomes for 50 years? we just keep increasing the outcomes but it hasn't improved. guest: absolutely. there are all kinds of outcomes to attract. services grow and every hospital. a lot of people are falling through the cracks. we have great measures that doctors' groups i j
and life. the the land of science, scholars, philosophers, masters of literature and writers, the land of -- i represent a great and proud nation that is a founder of human civilization and an inhair tore of respected universal values. i represent a conscious nation which is dedicated to the cause of peace and compassion, a nation that has experienced the agony and bitter times of the aggressions and imposed wars and profoundly values the blessing of peace and the stability. i am now here for the eighth time in the eighth year of my service. to my noble people in this assembly of sisters and brothers from across the world to show to the world that my noble nation like its brilliant past has a global vision and welcomes any effort intended to provide and promote peace, stability, and tranquility which can only be realized through harmony, cooperation, and joint management of the world. i am here to voice the divine and humanitarian message of learned men and women of my country. to you and to the whole world, a message that iran's great orator and poet presented to humanity in his etern
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in the science they studied in school. and they take a live and let live attitude toward other people in this country. they don't want a big churchy government telling them how to live. so if the democrats are smart, even reasonable, they will make the biggest grab in history for the people that the new right-wing party is leaving behind, as it shifts further and further, leaving a legacy of barry goldwater and ronald reagan behind. democrats, pay attention. this is your chance to build a party back up to that grand coalition of the new deal and new frontier years. why on earth wouldn't you? >>> that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "the ed show" with ed schultz starts right now. >>> good evening, americans, and welcome to "the ed show" from new york. 41 days until the 2012 election and only seven days until the first presidential debate. mitt romney is telling nbc news, the race is tied. really? well, tonight we'll reintroduce the romney campaign to the concept of arithmetic. this is "the ed show," let's get to work. >> president obama and i both care about poor and mi
science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> welcome back to "the ed show". we are broadcasting from denver. and msnbc is hosting a presidential debate eve watch party here in denver tomorrow night. come out and join us at the governor's park tavern at 4:00 local time here in denver. after the show, i'll leave the studio and visit with you. we're looking for it. we'll hear your thoughts on the upcoming debate on wednesday night and the upcoming election. that goes for all our listeners on colorado progressive talk. we look forward to seeing you tomorrow night at the governor's park tavern right after the show. >>> tonight in our survey, i asked you, do you trust mitt romney's and paul ryan's math? 3% of you said yes. 97% of you said no. >>> coming up, the man who just finished debating eric cantor, wayne paul powell joins me next. ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you make 70,000 trades a second... ♪ reach one customer at a time? ♪ or help doctors turn billions of bytes of shared information... ♪ into a fifth anniversary of remission? ♪ whatever your busines
. >> the original or the newer ones? >> the original. come on, i'm a science person. >> it's hard to get your mind around something that significant, though. it's really crazy. >> spectacular stuff. fortunately, we know you can get your mind around the forecast. >>> i was just outside sampling the air. it's going to be one of those days where your hair does the wonky thing. >> it's already doing it. >> and we've got a little breeze out there too. it's like a damp breeze blowing. not good for hair. as far as today goes, let's head outside. normally, we'd be showing you the sunrise, but now the sun is rising later, setting earlier. in fact, now through march 16th of next year we have less than 12 hours of daylight. boo. that's all i have to say about that. ellicott city, maryland, at 59 degrees. gaithersburg from montgomery county to howard county. reston, virginia, 58 degrees. fort washington, maryland, currently coming in at 63 degrees. temperatures are up from where we've been the last couple of mornings. again, a little breeze out there. some of you may feel just a little chilled. on storm team
the health of the air they breathe and what they eat. these people believe in the science they studied in school. and they take a live and let ve attitudtoward oer pe ihi un thon't want a big churchy government telling them how to live. so if the democrats are smart, even reasonable, they will make the biggest grab in history for the people that the new right-
to other developed countries. the u.s. ranks 14th in reading, 17th in science and 25th in math. how to fix the education system was front and center in chicago this month as teachers walked off the job over issues of longer school days, merit pay and teacher evaluations. education reform is an issue in the presidential campaign. president obama and his republican challenger, mitt romney, both favor expanding charter schools, support standardized tests and want more accountability from teachers and principals. but the two men have significant disagreements. >> i think some of the main differences between governor romney and president obama when it comes to education come in the area of school choice. governor romney sees a really robust rule for school choice and school improvement whereas president obama like a lot of democrats has been skeptical of vouchers. >> reporter: romney supports taking federal dollars for educating special needs and low income families, known as title i funds and giving them directly to parents in the form of vouchers. although romney avoids using that word. >> fo
of a giant science lab. a tourist was among three people who died from the hanta virus. nine people became infected. scientists are now screening employees at the california park and testing rodents to get a better idea how the disease was transmitted. >>> a man faces charges for causing tense moments for passengers on a plane in midair. >> please help me! please help me! i can't breathe! >> that's the man yelling after fellow passengers restrained him. apparently moments before, he started pacing the cabin, then grabs women and harassed others. this happened on a united airlines flight from chicago to california on tuesday. passengers jumped into action and held the man with a belt until the flight landed. once on the ground, police arrested him. no one was hurt. >>> another united airlines flight had to return to the airport after two flight attendents got into an argument. that plane had just taken off from raleigh, north carolina. the captain asked police to meet them at the gate. just last week, an argument between two flight attendants caused a four-hour delay. >>> a new breakthrough
they breathe and what they eat. these people believe in the science they studied in school. people in this country. they don't want a big churchy government telling them how to live. so if the democrats are smart, even reasonable, they will make e biggest grab in history for the people that the new right-wing party is leaving behindas it shifts further and further, leaving a leg
to go. it is the way of the future. and with the science advancing as rapidly as it is, i think it makes good sense. >> unless you're going to replace the experts -- and that's what those guys are, experts -- with experts, then it's potentially a problem. >> d.c. police says the city has not hired enough officers and has stretched the force too thin. >>> this morning parks and service will announce the contractor picked to repair the earthquake damaged washington monument. the monument sustained serious structural damage in last year's 5.2 magnitude quake. the top of the obelisk has large cracks. the repairs are expected to cost $15 million. the monument won't reopen until sometime in 2014. look for the latest on "news 4 midday" at 11:00 and on our website, nbcwashington.com of. >>> a major casino and gaming company wants to buy a stake in the largest gaming center maryland live. penn national gaming, which also jones rosecroft race way in prince george's county wants to buy a stake in maryland live. penn national has been trying to defeat maryland's gaming bill, and their hollywood casi
? >> the reason they went into it, keep in mind, president obama has a science advisor john hold drum, one. hazards after free society is cheap energy. secretary chu getting solyndra and solar companies money. what their goal was as president obama stated to make energy rates skyrocket. only makes conceiveable sense in electricity and energy is in the stratosphere much more expensive. solar only begins to make sense. so that was the original plan. that didn't come through because congress failed to pass a climate bill which would have helped. president obama is doing everything he can to make energy more difficult when it comes to coal in the united states and other forms of drilling and things like that. so what's happened is it is ideology that is driving this policy. they want renewable energy. it is based on fear of man made global warming. they say we have to get off carbon based energy. need to do it fast. this is their ideology. that is why they're doing stuff that makes no sense. federal government as venture capitalist makes no sense. melissa: venture capitalist their record is no
years of english, three years of science, math, and social science, compared to those who didn't complete a core curriculum, those who completed the core curriculum scored 144 points higher than those who did not. when we look at those who took honors courses, they scored nearly 300 points above those who did not take honors or ap courses. rigor of the academic course load in high school leads to do better on the s.a.t. and leads students to being better prepared for college. let me give you this information in terms of framing the challenge of our country faces. for every 100 ninth graders, only 70 will graduate from high school. 44 local want to college. only 30 students will enroll in the second year of college. only 21 will graduate from a four-year institution in a six- year period of time. that is not good enough to keep the united states competitive in a global economy. we are very much focused on having high expectations for all students and doing what we can to better prepare students for college success and keep those high expectations for all students coming from all
on facebook. we're back in one-half hour with another update. our science teacher helped us build it. ♪ now i'm a geologist at chevron, and i get to help science teachers. it has four servo motors and a wireless microcontroller. over the last three years we've put nearly 100 million dollars into american education. that's thousands of kids learning to love science. ♪ isn't that cool? and that's pretty cool. ♪ >>> 7:30 now on a tuesday morning, september 25th, 2012. nice morning here in the northeast. meanwhile inside studio 1a time for the old wind machine, but enough about savannah. we have got -- >> oh, you did not! >> we've got day two of "ask away today." that's the wind machine filled with questions. i'm going to jump in there in a couple minutes, pick a couple out and quiz my companions. >> i've got a question for. why are you so mean? >> i'm not mean. >> what's wrong with you? >> the nfl refs have me on the edge. i'm matt lauer along with savannah guthrie. also ahead, your interview with the president. >> we talked about education and the problems facing our nation's schools and al
your applications? we'll show you next. plus, the zombie apocalypse may be the subject of science fiction or some kind of fiction, but these undead bees are very real. zombie bees just ahead. >> shep: number of the nation's largest retailers have just announced plans to hire tens of thousands of employees temporary employees for the upcoming holiday season. will it help the question and how many of those jobs will become permanent? the wal-mart reporting and expects to hire 50,000 people. toys r us, 45,000. kohl's, 52,000 seasonal employees. slightly more than each company hired last year, which is obviously good. the problem is, the holiday hiring is below prerecession levels. they say it's better than last year shows there has been at least some economic growth. rich edson is live. how close are we to prerecession levels? >> one report says we're getting closer this season. consulting firm challenger gray and christmas expects holiday hiring this year to approach 700,000. better than the 660,000 workers retailers hired last season. less than 650,000 the holiday season before. an
't understand it. i don't understand it. science has been rejected on so many counts and things like the clean water act which make sense. before the clean water act was passed, the quality of water was governed by each state individually. and it wasn't working. rivers were catching on fire. the clean water act was passed. there were federal regulations governing the quality of our water. and things got a lot better and now we want to go back to how it was before which is clearly a system that doesn't work. >> eliot: it is staggering when you recognize how much the political debate has shift in the wrong direction. when it comes to water, what are you telling people to organize, how can they build another base of support to take actions that are needed not only to protect the oceans that you focus on and talk about so eloquently but also domestically, our internal water sources, what should people be doing? >> the united states has a great water crisis on its hands and i think we all need to be mindful of where our water
, you know, disbelieving in science thing, but really, at this point to say no, no, no, all these polls, except rasmussen, are faulty because they oversample-- somes is just sad. >> this is the disavow of reality that seems to be permeating the romney campaign and joe scarborough highlighted this morning. i will highlight it today, this afternoon. an op-ed in the "wall street journal" by jason riley that says mr. romney would do better to focus more on reducinged his unforced errors and less on the fourth estate's political bias if whining about the liberal media was a winning strategy for republicans newt gingrich would be the nominee. hugo, i will call your attention -- >> liberal media. >> new york times hugo lingren, this i think is really -- i like this because it references stink bombs also. the ap quoting michael mcdonald of george mason university which tracks early voting saying if you wait until the election prior to the election to release your stink bomb you've lost coloradans. if you've got the game changer you have to do that soon. >> i agree with that. look, the romney ca
know, a lot of e-mail, i guess what she is trying to do now is setting up a science fair in conjunction with the visit. she's gotten together ten to 12 others around the state and country and raised money of sponsors and trying to use the visit as an excuse to sort of change the culture and change the dialogue of how things get taught in the classroom and her district. >> i so love what you are doing. i want to know where you put it in new york city down midtown manhattan in the middle of the u.n. and clinton global initiative and everything else happening here this week. you can't cross the street. >> we came to be at the education nation summit and didn't realize they were also happening the same week. we tried to drive through midtown once and said, no thank you. the truck is out where it's slightly more open. >> well, spark truck is a great project. i don't know what is your future as you head back to the west coast eventually but we thank you and all the school districts across the country thank you and i know it's exciting for both of you. jason and eugene, let's stay in touch. >>
, medicare, they care about good health care and want to do a good job of what they eat and the science they studied in school and and they don't want a big chunky government telling them how to live. so if the democrats are smart, even reasonable, they will make the biggest grab in history for the people that the new right wing party is leaving behind as it shifts further and further leaving the legacy of barry goldwater and ronald reagan behind. democrats, pay attention. this is your chance to build a party back up to that grand coalition of the new deal in new frontier years. why on earth, wouldn't you? and that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "politicsnation" with al sharpton starts right now. >>> thanks chris and thanks to you for tuning in. tonight's lead, they are losing it. and it's not just mitt romney. the evidence is growing that republicans have a much bigger problem on their hands than any one candidate, even the candidate for the white house. instead, we're seeing a rejection of the entire world view. your on your own philosophy that says, if you're down on
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